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Monthly Precipitation Anomaly from CHIRPS (mm)

Increasing water scarcity and water quality issues are serious constraints in Africa and worldwide. Measuring precipitation anomalies is important for detecting and characterizing meteorological droughts, and, in the agricultural sector especially, for effectively managing climate related uncertainties. This layer shows the deviation of the precipitations of the last full month from the long-term average of the same month. A positive anomaly (shades of blue) means there was more rainfall than average during that month. A negative anomaly (yellow to red) means there was less rainfall than average during that month.

CHIRPS dataset: Funk, C., Peterson, P., Landsfeld, M. et al. The climate hazards infrared precipitation with stations—a new environmental record for monitoring extremes. Sci Data 2, 150066 (2015).

Monthly Observation


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